What is Community Projects?

With the mentorship of Community Engaged Learning coordinators, participants in this stream will engage with local community organizations to design and implement project that support community work in Winnipeg.  

Participants in this stream will learn how to:

1) Engage and collaborate with local community agencies and organizations. 

2) Write a successful funding proposal for a community-based project.

3) Create a detailed project plan to organize their work. 

4) Manage a project from planning to evaluation. 

5) Create an outreach and communications plan to market and promote their projects. 

Community Placement 

Participants in Community Projects - Winter 2021 will complete a 5-day volunteer placement with a local organization. Volunteer placements might be remote or in-person, depending on the needs of our community partners and UM and provincial guidelines regarding social distancing.

Past Partner Organizations 

  • Art City
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg
  • Circle of Life Thunderbird House
  • D’Arcy’s Animal Rescue Centre (D’Arcy’s ARC)
  • Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
  • Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties (MARL)
  • Mount Carmel Clinic
  • Newcomer Employment and Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S. Inc.)
  • North Point Douglas Women’s Centre
  • Norwest Co-op Community Food Centre
  • Two-Spirited Peoples of Manitoba
  • Wahbung Abinoonjiiag
  • West Broadway Youth Outreach
  • Winnipeg Harves
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Applying to the Praxis program:

Who can apply?

Everyone is welcome in Praxis! All UM students are encouraged to join--international, domestic, full-time, part-time, graduate or undergraduate. Non-UM students are welcome to join Praxis too! 

Are there any fees and requirements?

Praxis is a free program. There may be some upfront costs if you are working with children or other vulnerable populations, such as acquiring a record check. However, this cost can be built into your #RisingYouth grant for reimbursement or may be covered by partnering community organizations. 

UM students: to join Praxis, you must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (or have a plan to improve your GPA while participating in Praxis). 

Community Projects Winter 2020: Anyone intending to engage directly with community organizations or community members may need to submit a Police Information Check from Winnipeg Police Services and/or Child Abuse Registry Check. 

What will be expected from me as a member of Praxis? (Program expectations)

1) Attend all mandatory online program meetings:

Fall 2020

  • Mutual Aid 
    • Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm
    • October 15, 22 and 29 
  • Community Projects
    • Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm
    • October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17 and December 8.
  • Community Advocacy
    • Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm
    • November 5, 12, 19, 25, December 3 and 10.

Winter 2021

  • Community Projects
    • Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm
    • January 19, 26, February 2, 9 15-19 (Winter Break Community Placements) April 6.

2) Uphold the values and ways of working of the office of Community Engaged Learning, including our zero-tolerance approach to race, gender and class-based violence and discrimination. 

What happens after I submit an application?

A program coordinator will email you with the meeting link and additional program information.

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Praxis Streams
Fall 2020 
  • Mutual Aid 
    • Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:30pm - Oct/15 to Nov/5
    • A training series developed and facilitated by anti-poverty community experts in Winnipeg. Students will learn strategies to challenge deficit-based notions of charity and poverty and how to implement mutual aid community. initiatives
    • Can be taken together with Community Projects or Community Advocacy.
  • Community Projects
    • Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:30pm - Oct/20 to Dec/8
    • An introductory program where students learn to collaborate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of local, community-based social justice projects
    • Can be taken together with Mutual Aid).
  • Community Advocacy
    • Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:30pm - Nov/12 to Dec/10
    • ​​​​​​​An advanced program where students learn practical skills to engage in anti-poverty advocacy work in Winnipeg.
    • Must be taken together with Mutual Aid.
Winter 2021
  • Community Projects 
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:30pm - Jan/19 to Apr/6
    • With the mentorship of Community Engaged Learning coordinators, students in this stream will engage with local community organizations to co-design, fund and implement a project to support social justice work in Winnipeg.  
  • Community Advocacy 
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:30pm - Jan/21 to Apr/9
    •  Students in the Advocacy stream have the opportunity to further develop their skills through local anti-poverty advocacy work. After completing a training period, students will work closely with PACA community members to learn and practice advocacy in areas such as housing, employment insurance and healthcare.
    • Mutual Aid is a pre-requisite
What Praxis stream(s) are you applying for?
Community Projects